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Call for Papers - AVoCS 2010

10th International Workshop on Automated Verification of Critical Systems
Düsseldorf, Germany, September 21-23, 2010

http://www.formal-methods.de/avocs2010


Invited Speakers
================
Jean-Raymond Abrial
Joseph R. Kiniry

Relevant Dates
==============
Submission of Full Papers: July 2, 2010 (extended)
Notification: July, 21 2010
Submission of Short Papers: August 27, 2010
Workshop : September, 21-23 2010

Scope
=====
The aim of AVoCS 2010 is to contribute to the interaction and exchange 
of ideas among members of the international research community on tools 
and techniques for the verification of critical systems. The subject is 
to be interpreted broadly and inclusively. It covers all aspects of 
automated verification, including model checking, theorem proving, 
SAT/SMT/constraint solving, abstract interpretation, and refinement 
pertaining to various types of critical systems (safety-critical, 
security-critical, business-critical, performance-critical, etc.). 
Contributions that describe different techniques, or industrial case 
studies are encouraged. The technical programme will consist of invited 
and contributed talks and also allow for short presentations of ongoing 
work. The workshop will be relatively informal, with an emphasis on 
discussion. Previous AVoCS workshops were held at the University of 
Oxford (2001 and 2007), the University of Birmingham (2002), the 
University of Southampton (2003), the Royal Society in London (2004), 
the University of Warwick (2005), LORIA, Nancy (2006), the University of 
Glasgow (2008), Swansea University (2009).

Venue
=====
AVoCS 2010 will be hosted by the University of Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf  
is located in the west of Germany. Düsseldorf is quite convenient to 
reach as it has an international airport with direct connections to  
numerous cities. The city centre and the university can be easily and 
quickly reached from the airport for 2.30 EUR. Alternatively the 
Köln-Bonn airport provides more destinations; many with budget airlines. 
Many cities in Germany can be reached directly with the fast ICE train. 
Paris can also be reached using the Thalys train service from Cologne. 
Hotels are reasonably priced starting at 40 Euros.

Topics include
==============
Model Checking,
Automatic and Interactive Theorem Proving,
SAT, SMT or constraint solving for Verification,
Abstract Interpretation,
Specification and Refinement,
Requirements Capture and Analysis,
Verification of Software and Hardware,
Verification of Security-Critical Systems,
Probabilistic and Real-Time Systems,
Verified System Development, and
Industrial Applications.

Submission and Publication
==========================

Full Papers: Submissions of full papers to the workshop must not have 
been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. 
All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on the basis of 
originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation 
quality, and relevance to the workshop. Papers must be written in 
English and not exceed 15 pages (excluding the title page) in the LaTeX 
EASST (http://eceasst.cs.tu-berlin.de/template/) format.
Submissions can also be sent in LNCS format (but are expected to be 
adapted to EASST if accepted).

Short Contributions: AVoCS 10 encourages the submissions of short 
contributions in order to stimulate discussions at the workshop. Reports 
on ongoing work or surveys on work published elsewhere are welcome. The 
Programme Committee will select short contributions on the basis of 
submitted abstracts according to significance and general interest. 
Short contributions must be written in English and not exceed 2 pages 
(excluding the title page) in the LaTeX EASST format.

Submission Site: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=avocs2010

At the workshop, a draft of the workshop proceedings will be available 
in the form of a Technical Report of Düsseldorf University; this report 
will also include the short contributions.

After the workshop, the authors of accepted papers will have about one 
month in order to revise their papers for publication in the workshop 
proceedings which will appear in the

  Electronic Communications of the EASST
http://eceasst.cs.tu-berlin.de/index.php/eceasst.

The authors of a selection of the best papers presented at the workshop 
will be invited to submit extended versions of their work for 
publication in a special issue of Elsevier's journal

  Science of Computer Programming
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505623/description

Organization Committee
======================
Jens Bendisposto
Michael Leuschel
Markus Roggenbach

Program Committee
=================
Jens Bendisposto, Düsseldorf, Germany
Jan Friso Groote, T/U Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Thai Son Hoang, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Daniel Kroening Oxford/ETH
Michael Leuschel, Düsseldorf, Germany
Gerald Luettgen, Bamberg, United Kingdom
Stephan Merz, INRIA, Nancy, France
Alice Miller, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Silvio Ranise, Verona, Italy
Markus Roggenbach, Swansea, United Kingdom
Aryldo G. Russo Jr., AeS Group, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Thomas Santen, European Microsoft Innovation Center, Germany
Helen Treharne, Surrey, United Kingdom
Sergio Yovine, Verimag, France

Rodin User and Developer Workshop
=================================
AVoCS 2010 will be co-located with the second Rodin User and Developer 
Workshop (20.-22. September). The purpose of this workshop is to bring 
together existing and potential users and developers of the Rodin 
toolset and to foster a broader community of Rodin users and developers.

For Rodin users the workshop will provide an opportunity to share tool 
experiences and to gain an understanding of on-going tool developments.
For plug-in developers the workshop will provide an opportunity to 
showcase their tools and to achieve better coordination of tool 
development effort. The format will be presentations together with 
plenty of time for discussion.  On day 1 a Developer Tutorial will be 
held by Systerel
(http://www.systerel.fr/) while days 2 and 3 will be devoted to tool 
usage and tool developments.

If you are interested in giving a presentation at the workshop, send a 
short abstract (1 or 2 pages of A4) to rodin@ecs.soton.ac.uk  by 9 
August 2010. Indicate whether it is a tool usage or tool development 
presentation. Plug-in presentations may be about existing developments 
or planned future developments.

Note that the Rodin User and Developer Workshop starts one day before 
AVoCS!